LANSING, April 21, 1999 – A picture’s worth much more than 1,000 words for one lucky Warren man – after winning a top Michigan Lottery prize, he hid the valuable ticket behind a "special picture" for safe-keeping!
The winner, who requested anonymity, won the $100,000 prize in the Lottery’s "Casino Fortune" instant game.
"I was daydreaming about winning big on the Lottery, and my dream came true!" said the winner. "I was at home when I checked the ticket, and I couldn’t believe it. I just kept drinking my coffee and picking up the ticket to read it, over and over. When my son came home I told him the good news and we jumped up and down and screamed!"
A regular Michigan Lottery player for more than 25 years, the Warren man said he plans to use his "Casino Fortune" winnings to help out his mother, share with his children and pay off a portion of his mortgage.
The Ford employee purchased the winning "Casino Fortune" instant ticket at Waltham Party Store, 21335 Waltham Road, in Warren.
"Casino Fortune" is the Michigan Lottery’s first $10 non-holiday themed ticket, with a top prize of $1,000,000 instantly! Michigan Lottery instant tickets are available at more than 9,300 licensed retailers throughout the state.
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